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CLOSING TOMORROW: Support continued funding for the East-West Center!

March 12, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee sustain its funding for the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC has historically been provided with $16.7 million. 

Support Funding for U.S.-Armenia Relations

March 12, 2018

I write to invite you to sign a letter in support of strengthening American diplomacy and reinforcing ties with Armenia.  It is critical that we provide assistance to support our allies and stand up for our nation’s core democratic principles. 

Support the State Trade Expansion Program so Small Businesses can Grow Exports

March 10, 2018

We invite you to join the below letter encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include robust funding for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP),last authorized in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
The STEP program helps our small businesses create jobs here at home by helping these businesses sell more of their products overseas. The program provides critical funding and support both to help small businesses start exporting and to increase the value
of exports for small businesses that are already exporting. The funds provided through this program help small businesses enter into and expand in the international market by facilitating engagement with new foreign customers and participation in training
workshops as well as other activities related  to exporting.
In the first two years of STEP, 3,737 small businesses benefited from participation in this program. Around the country, a majority of states have effectively leveraged these resources for a return on investment of more than $10 for every $1 invested. In Washington
state, the program returns an average in a three year period of $106  to the state’s economy for every $1 spent. We urge you to support this important bipartisan effort to keep small businesses competitive in the global environment.
If you have further questions or would like to sign on, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s office at (Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov) or Natalie Kamphaus of Congressman Reichert’s office at (Natalie.Kamphaus@mail.house.gov).
Sincerely,
 
/s                                                                      /s
Rick Larsen                                                    Dave Reichert
Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress

Support the State Trade Expansion Program so Small Businesses can Grow Exports

March 9, 2018

We invite you to join the below letter encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include robust funding for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP),last authorized in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.
The STEP program helps our small businesses create jobs here at home by helping these businesses sell more of their products overseas. The program provides critical funding and support both to help small businesses start exporting and to increase the value
of exports for small businesses that are already exporting. The funds provided through this program help small businesses enter into and expand in the international market by facilitating engagement with new foreign customers and participation in training
workshops as well as other activities related  to exporting.
In the first two years of STEP, 3,737 small businesses benefited from participation in this program. Around the country, a majority of states have effectively leveraged these resources for a return on investment of more than $10 for every $1 invested. In Washington
state, the program returns an average in a three year period of $106  to the state’s economy for every $1 spent. We urge you to support this important bipartisan effort to keep small businesses competitive in the global environment.
If you have further questions or would like to sign on, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s office at (Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov) or Natalie Kamphaus of Congressman Reichert’s office at (Natalie.Kamphaus@mail.house.gov).
Sincerely,
 
/s                                                                      /s
Rick Larsen                                                    Dave Reichert
Member of Congress                                       Member of Congress

Support Funding for U.S.-Armenia Relations

March 9, 2018

I write to invite you to sign a letter in support of strengthening American diplomacy and reinforcing ties with Armenia.  It is critical that we provide assistance to support our allies and stand up for our nation’s core democratic principles. 

Support continued funding for the East-West Center!

March 9, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee sustain its funding for the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC has historically been provided with $16.7 million. 

Support continued funding for the Asia Foundation!

March 9, 2018

Please join me in requesting the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee sustain funding for the Asia Foundation.  The Asia Foundation has historically been provided with $17 million.  

Support continued funding for the East-West Center!

March 9, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee sustain its funding for the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC has historically been provided with $16.7 million. 

Support Funding for US-Armenia Relations

March 8, 2018

I write to invite you to sign a letter in support of strengthening American diplomacy and reinforcing ties with Armenia.  It is critical that we provide assistance to support our allies and stand up for our nation’s core democratic principles.